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2012 Oscars Challenge: 84th Academy Awards Predictions

My official Oscar predictions: Best Picture: The Artist Best Actor in a Leading Role: George Clooney, “The Descendants” Best Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, “The Help” Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoper Plummer, “Beginners” Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, “The Help” Best Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” Best Animated Feature: “Rango” Best Animated Short: “La Luna” Best Art … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: 84th Academy Awards Predictions

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2012 Oscars Challenge: Five Nominees I Failed to See…

“In Darkness” which is competing for Best Foreign Language Film has gained a little attention, but probably not enough to beat out “A Separation” which is a clear winner at this point. “In Darkness” was playing at theaters around Los Angeles, but with lack of time and little desire to pay huge amounts for a ticket to this film, I opted out. Unsure of … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: Five Nominees I Failed to See…

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [41] Drive & Sound Editing

[5 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[1 DAY TO OSCARS] Seeing “Drive” win its one category would be a great victory, but “Hugo” and “War Horse” are basically the only competitors in this category. With “Drive” being snubbed this year, a sound win would definitely show the naysayers the kind of following this film has but I do not believe the Academy look to honor … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [41] Drive & Sound Editing

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

[6 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[4 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the weaker films in the Best Picture category, this film will probably gain most of the acting awards with one fell-swoop. Even at the Golden Globes, winner Meryl Streep said that Viola Davis deserved the award more. Much better than Streep’s performance, Davis should be able to capture this award. Though I would … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [39] The Ides Of March & Adapted Screenplay

[7 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[6 DAYS TO OSCARS] “The Ides Of March” gaining this nomination was enough of an honor, being one of my favorite films of 2011. In my opinion, this is the most well-rounded category compared to any other this year at the Academy Awards. It is unlikely “Ides” will win over “The Descendants” or “Moneyball”, but the competition in this … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [39] The Ides Of March & Adapted Screenplay

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [38] Hugo & 11 Nominations

[9 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[7 DAYS TO OSCARS] If there is one film in the Best Picture category that could possibly knock out “The Artist” (which seems unlikely at this point), it would be “Hugo”. With Martin Scorsese at the helm (who has an Academy Award for Best Director from “The Departed”) and a stellar screenplay, “Hugo” has the most nominations of any … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [38] Hugo & 11 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [37] Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows Part Two & 3 Nominations

[9 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[7 DAYS TO OSCARS] With as good a film that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two” is, it deserved much more than just the three nominations it received this year at the Oscars. The franchise has been nominated 12 times throughout the years and has never won a single award. Aside from that, in wanting it to … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [37] Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows Part Two & 3 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [36] Bullhead & Foreign Language Feature

[10 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[8 DAYS TO OSCARS] Though “A Separation” appears unbeatable at this point, “Bullhead” offers a much needed close second with a dramatic leading man and a fresh story with deep and thought-provoking material. Dark and gritty, Belgium’s “Bullhead” tells the story of Jacky, a cattle farmer who gets caught up in the middle of a mob deal gone wrong. … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [36] Bullhead & Foreign Language Feature

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [35] The Descendants & 5 Nominations

[11 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[9 DAYS TO OSCARS] As much as I loved this film, I just do not see it beating out “The Artist”. Though it is positioned just right to win the Best Picture category, with all the major awards at its fingertips (Best Directing, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Adapted Screenplay) if any film were to upset … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [35] The Descendants & 5 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [34] A Separation & 2 Nominations

[12 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[9 DAYS TO OSCARS] At this point in the season, it is fairly clear what will be take certain awards, based on how well it’s done in other ceremonies and based simply on whether or not there is still buzz towards a certain film in any given category. “A Separation” has been a clear pick for Best Foreign Language … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [34] A Separation & 2 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [33] The Tree Of Life & 3 Nominations

[13 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[9 DAYS TO OSCARS] Nothing made me happier on Oscar Nomination Day than “The Tree Of Life” getting the much deserved Academy attention that it received. A Best Cinematography nod was bound to happen with all the award season buzz it garnered, but with Best Picture and Best Directing nominations, “The Tree Of Life” became a frontrunner for both … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [33] The Tree Of Life & 3 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [32] Pina & Documentary Feature

[14 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[10 DAYS TO OSCARS] Less of a documentary and more of an “in memoriam” for Pina Bausch, a German modern dancer and choreographer, “Pina” uses the cameras and a documentary-like feel as a giant stage to exhibit the modern dance techniques that were taught by the late Pina Bausch. There are small interviews (more like meditations) on different dancers’ … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [32] Pina & Documentary Feature